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Crafted by childhood experts, The Highlights Book of Things to Do is the essential book of pure creativity and inspiration, filled with over 500 screen-free things to do with kids. From future chefs and scientists to budding humanitarians, children ages 7 and up will be inspired to explore, invent, create and do great things!
This highly visual, hands-on activity book will banish boredom, foster imagination and unlock new interests. Your child can try engaging outdoor ideas like starting a bucket garden; tasty projects like making rock candy; science activities like building a water microscope; and so much more. Organized by interest and covering all aspects of childhood, chapters include: Things to Build, Things to Do in the Kitchen, Things to Do with Color and more. The final chapter, Do Great Things, encourages kids to become caring individuals, confident problem-solvers, and thoughtful people who can change the world.
With sturdy hardcover binding and a ribbon bookmark, this 372-page deluxe activity book is a perfect gift for kids 7+. The Highlights Book of Things to Do is the winner of the 2020 National Parenting Seal of Approval, National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA), Mom's Choice Award, Gold, and was named one of Bank Street College of Education, Best Children's Books of the Year.
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Highlights is the trusted brand that believes children are the world's most important people. Our flagship magazine, Highlights, is the #1 most-read children's magazine in the country. With over 80% brand recognition, our award-winning magazines, bestselling story and puzzle books, and groundbreaking education books deliver on the Highlights promise of helping children become their best selves through exceptional, high-quality products for children.
“Hearkening back to the magazine’s origins, the editors of Highlights have assembled an activity book with a focus on doing. . . the book offers hundreds of ideas to try inside and outside the home. (I)n Highlights’ dedication to social and emotional learning, the “Do Great Things” chapter gives tips on dealing with angry feelings, being a good listener, and other topics of well-being. Boredom busters with a purpose.” — Booklist
“We’re going to warn you in advance; your child will not put this book down. Even better, it keeps children voluntarily off the screens and creating or exploring all the wonderful things the book has to offer…This book will grow with your children and will probably be something that you will want to pass on to future generations.” – The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
“This activity book has something for everyone.” – The Horn Book, Inc.